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Birk Manufacturing is one of the leading Kapton® polyimide-heater manufacturers in the world. Birk’s Kapton® heaters provide an even distribution of heat and exhibit exceptionally fast heat-up and cooldown times. Birk’s Kapton® film heaters are thin and an ideal solution for small-profile and/or complex two-dimensional applications. Birk understands that there are many variations in heating requirements. Therefore, Birk provides thin custom Kapton® heaters of the highest quality. Depending on your applications needs, Birk’s Kapton® insulated flexible heaters can be permanently bonded to heat sinks to provide superior heat transfer.

In many cases, Birk’s Kapton® film heaters are designed to provide immediate integration into assemblies, which include sensors, heat sinks, fuses, probes and electronics. Many of these products are completely assembled and tested at Birk and then shipped directly for our customer’s inventory, allowing for a “turn-key” solution. These “turn-key” solutions reduce cost, assembly time and the size of our customer’s vendor base, allowing for easier inventory management and reduced labor costs.

Customized Kapton® film heaters can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes with custom watt densities. Birk’s heaters can incorporate multiple heating zones and embedded sensors, which can be utilized to ensure extremely uniform heat distribution, in some cases down to +/- 0.1°C. Our highly technically trained engineers and design team members can design full custom Kapton® assemblies as per customer requirements. Furthermore, our Kapton® heaters can operate even in high-vacuum environments.

Birk uses many types of Kapton® for its Kapton® heating solutions, with three bonding systems. FEP Teflon® adhesive, acrylic adhesive, and all-polyimide solutions are available. The FEP-bonded Kapton® has a temperature capability of 260°C (500°F), the acrylic-bonded Kapton® has a temperature capability of 120°C (250°F), and the all-polyimide has a temperature capability of 260°C (500°F).
Rapid heat-up and cooldown
Water- and chemical-resistant
Integrated thermal switches, sensors and cut-offs
Thin and translucent material, enabling smaller profiles for more complex two-dimensional designs
Dimensional: 23" x 23" or 8" x 72" max
Dielectric strength: 197 KV/MM
Multi-zone/dual voltage designs available
Custom watt density available
Shaded watt density available for even heat distribution
Birk's Kapton® heating solutions can be found in the following industries:
Chemical Detection
Commercial & Industrial
Semiconductor Manufacturing
Birk specializes in "engineered solutions," not standard products you can get elsewhere. Our design team thrives on developing innovative solutions to complex problems. Our continuous implementation of lean processes allows us to deliver prototypes in days or weeks, where others quote months. Each thermal system is custom-designed to meet the specific requirements of your project.
Kapton® Heaters
Kapton® Flexible Heaters
Kapton® film heaters
Kapton® polyimide heater
Kapton® heating solutions
Custom Kapton® assemblies
Custom Kapton® heaters
Birk’s Kapton® heaters

For More Information: (860) 739-4170    sales@birkmfg.com